Sunrise Of Pasco County Domestic Violence Shelter

PO Box 928
Dade City, FL 33526

352-521-3120 Visit Website
Class of Housing/Services: Domestic violence shelter and services

General Information:
Comprehensive Array of Programming Services are available to any victim of domestic or sexual violence free of charge and include a full array of programming to help victims at every point in their crisis. EMERGENCY SHELTER Sunrise operates a confidential shelter in East Pasco County for victims who are not safe in their own homes. The shelter provides a warm atmosphere where survivors are provided with counseling, support groups and assistance in rebuilding their lives and the lives of their children free of violence. Classes in the areas of women\'s health, nutrition, financial management and parenting are provided to residents. In addition, tutors provided through the school board help children keep from lagging behind academically during the period of crisis. The shelter provides food, clothing and personal necessities and collaborative agency partners work with Sunrise staff to ensure that the needs of the residents are fully met. The shelter has a capacity for 24 women and children for a period of up to six weeks. The shelter is full staffed with a shelter counselor, case manager, children\'s counselor and three shelter managers. The shelter counselor is available Monday through Friday from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. COUNSELING Sunrise provides counseling in both the individual and group format for both shelter residents and outreach clients. Outreach clients meet in various locations throughout eastern pasco County. One group a week focuses on psycho-educational classes for the children and their mothers. HOTLINE & INFORMATION/REFERRAL SERVICES The hotline provides the vital link for those in immediate danger and crisis. Trained hotline staff provide crisis intervention, information and referrals, safety planning, and support on a 24 hour a day, seven days per week basis. SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES Sunrise provides the only free Sexual Assault Counseling Services in Pasco County. Counselors are available for individual and group counseling for victims of rape, incest or molestation irrespective of age or if the crime has been reported to law enforcement. Counseling is also available to the victim\'s loved ones. LEGAL ADVOCACY Two full-time legal advocates are available to assist victims with any issues related to law enforcement and the judiciary including orders of protection, court support and advocacy, and attorney referrals. Sunrise has a close working relationship with Bay Area Legal Services Program which is available to clients who cannot afford a private attorney. In addition, all police reports are reviewed daily and victims are contacted to offer services.  The Clerk of the Circuit Court provides information on protective injunctions and a self-help center at


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Be a volunteer. Call Sunrise Of Pasco County Domestic Violence Shelter at 352-521-3120 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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